Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oh, the Fun!

Last weekend was our annual 2-day "VicFest Fall Scramble", sponsored by Sleeman Brewery. Saturday was more like a winter day: windy, cold, rain, then snow, then rain again. After an hour delay, though, the call was made to forge ahead and get the game going. Most of the players agreed that it was THE WORST conditions that they've ever played in.  Surprisingly enough, low score for the day was in the double-digits at 10 under.
Sunday proved to be a little better, weather-wise. It was cold, but no precipitation.
This event has been going on since the early 80s - maybe even the late 70s! As far as fall scrambles go, it's a popular one. This year was just one team shy of a full field (140 players). They played Victoria Park Valley on the Saturday, and the East course on Sunday. Winning score over 36 holes was 20 under.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time for a New Clubhouse

The house that we renovated in 2011 at Victoria Park Valley to serve as our "temporary" pro shop and snack bar has done it's duty. Soon after "The Valley" opened in 2012, plans were beginning to take shape for a permanent building.
The last week of September was a whirl-wind of activity: we moved the operation - or bits of it, anyways - into a construction trailer, in preparation for demolition of the house. The staff worked hard, the trailer became functional, and the demolition began on October 2nd.

It didn't take long! By the afternoon of October 3rd demolition was complete and the site was cleaned-up. New construction is slated to begin after Thanksgiving. The plans for the new clubhouse are available for view in the trailer - come on out and have a look!